a legend in (one's) own lifetime

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a legend in (one's) own lifetime

A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while he or she is still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a legend in her own lifetime.
See also: legend, lifetime
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WHEN asked, by a newspaper reporter, what it was like to be a legend in his own lifetime, the great Kenny Dalglish wisely replied that you were only a legend in other people''s minds, and the problems started when you began to believe it yourself.
Above - a legend in his own lifetime, Matthews (right) and captain Harry Johnson (left) are carried off the pitch at Wembley by their jubilant Blackpool team-mates after a magnificent 4-3 victory over Bolton Wanderers in 1953.
A legend in his own lifetime, Cahill''s series of daring robberies earnt him the nickname 'The General' and ultimately made him Ireland''s No 1 enemy.
He is truly a legend in his own lifetime and a true ambassador for Fife.